Bandshell Concert Series
Berks Arts has partnered with the City of Reading and Berks County to host free community concerts each summer at the City Park Bandshell. In 2021, we will celebrate 30 years of the Bandshell Concert Series with a diverse lineup of national and international artists which present unique musical styles to enjoy and explore music from around the world.
Concert-goers are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs and, of course, their dancing shoes to City Park to experience great music in a natural setting.
30th Anniversary Bandshell Concerts will be celebrated in 2021
Berks Arts places a high priority on the health and safety of our community, fans, artists, guests, volunteers, and vendors. In light of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent outdoor event restrictions, Berks Arts had re-scheduled the 30th Anniversary Bandshell Concert Series from 2020 to 2021.
In support of the City of Reading and County of Berks Stop the Spread efforts, the Bandshell Concert Series will return on July 9, 2021 and we invite the community to help celebrate our 30th Anniversary.
Words cannot express our thanks and deepest gratitude to our community for their continued support of the arts during this time.
Please note face masks (not shields) will be required to be worn and all local social distancing requirements enforced.
2021 Featured Artists
July 9 – The Commonheart, Soul, Rock, Blues. From Pittsburgh PA.
July 23 – Timmy Brown Band, Country Music. From Boston MA.
Any weather-related schedule changes are posted on Facebook and announced on local radio stations. Alcohol and smoking are not permitted in City Park. Dogs must be on a leash.
Food Vendors are available on site.
Berks Arts extends a special thanks to the 2019-2020 Bandshell Concert Series sponsors: County of Berks, City of Reading, Reading Eagle , Inperium Management Services, First Energy Foundation, Lisa Tiger – Century 21 Gold Fine Home & Estates, Visions Federal Credit Union and Berks County Living.
Bandshell is supported through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.